Selection of participants for the Transnational Training Workshop
EU Fundamental Rights and Non-Discrimination: Effective Protection in the light of Article 21 of the Charter
which will be held in Gröningen on 2-3 November 2020

Participants in the Workshop

Selection of participants for the Transnational Training Workshop on non-discrimination which will be held in Groningen on 2nd and 3rd November 2020.

This Call is open to 40 participants.

The training event is intended for judges and lawyers from all over the EU.

Please be informed that in case of Covid-related restrictions preventing personal attendance, the training workshop will be held remotely. If restrictions do not prevent participation except for residents in specific countries or, in any case, if Covid-related impediments apply to individual participation, the workshop will allow for physical and remote participation depending on individual situation. In this regard, please kindly specify in the application letter whether or not the application is conditional on the opportunity to attend the workshop in a specific modality (on-site or online). In such a case, please also specify the priority mode between participation on-site or via video conferencing platforms.


The deadline for the submission of the application is 21 September 2020.
The application, including the documents mentioned below, shall be submitted to:

Applicants are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. A full CV in English;
  2. Proof of English language skills (certificates, original publications in English, proof of university studies in English etc.);
  3. A brief motivation letter in English explaining the candidate’s reasons for application and how he or she would benefit from and contribute to the project.

Please note that applicants who have referred to the CJEU preliminary questions pertaining to one or more issues to be addressed during the workshop are invited to report that on the motivation letter and to specify whether or not they are willing to share more details on the referral by intervening as a speaker.

Assessment of applications

Knowledge of and experience in the areas of law to be addressed, as well as a very good knowledge of English, are deemed as basic requirements. The assessment of applications will also be based on the following criteria:

  • Balance in terms of gender, age and nationality;
  • Diversity of judicial competences: the call is open to civil, administrative and criminal judges;
  • Balance in the judicial hierarchy: both higher and lower instance courts shall be represented among selected judges;
  • The call is also open, though to a minor extent, to lawyers;
  • Inclusion of non-judicial enforcers: the participation of officials from independent administrative authorities and from ADR bodies will be sought;
  • Single participation within the same Training Project (FRICoRe): in principle, no participant can take part in more than one Workshop among those offered within the FRICoRe Project. In exceptional cases, deviations are subject to express and prior permission of the Coordinating Unit (University of Trento);
  • Additional criteria are foreseen with regard to the Transnational "Training the Trainers" Workshops. Specifically, the attendees will be selected among judges qualified as trainers at national level with a relevant and documented expertise in the field (e.g. inclusion in the EJTN list of Gaius).

Candidates will be notified about the result of the selection process at least one month before the workshop.

Commitments of participants

If selected, candidates shall commit to take part in all sessions of the Workshop and to prepare for the Workshop by reading the relevant materials in advance. During the Workshop, they are expected to actively engage in the discussion and share their knowledge and experience with the rest of the group.

Additionally, participants will be involved both prior to and following the Workshop with a view to actively contributing, on the basis of their experience at national level, to the development of the outputs of the FRICoRe Project: i.e., the online Database on EU and national case-law; Casebooks on the enforcement of fundamental rights and access to effective justice; Guidelines on the choice of procedures and remedies under the principles of effectiveness, proportionality, and dissuasiveness.